Ai Weiwei Gives a Street View of Beijing – David Ng

The Los Angeles Times writes about ’s video installation, “: Chang’an Boulevard,” which is going to make its U.S. premiere at Morono Kiang Gallery in LA:

Aww CoverTraveling the entire length of this major east-west artery in Beijing, the artist stopped at 50-meter intervals (about 164 feet) to record minute-long takes on digital video. Each fixed shot captured a random aspect of daily street life — traffic jams, road construction, looming office towers and (this being China) bicycles galore. The result is a 10-hour-plus videologue that charts the blood flow of Beijing through its supermodern heart to its impoverished extremities. [Full text]

[Image: Artist Ai Weiwei, via]


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